Stone Origin:

Cumbrian sandstone

Typical Aesthetics:


Typical Texture

Fine grained


The famous Cumbrian dark red sandstone!

Technical Information

Overall, Red St Bees should be suitable for use as load bearing masonry and cladding. Special consideration is required for areas where there are high salt concentrations and a long service life is required. The stone has been used for minor paving applications.

Compressive Strength:

78.6 – 100.1 MPa


18.4 – 19.8%

Water Absorption:

5.6 – 6.2% (by wt)

Flexural Strength:

8.7 – 9.4  MPa

Frost Resistance:

12.8 MPa

Bulk Specific Gravity:


Please note that all stone data is purely for reference purposes only.